3 Ways to Communicate More Effectively With Spanish-Speaking Employees

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of Hispanics in the U.S. workforce has doubled in the past two decades. In fact, Hispanics and Latinos now make up approximately 17 percent of the 150 million employed people in the United States. And that number skyrockets when it comes to the construction industry, where nearly 30 percent of workers are of Hispanic or Latin descent. …

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Five Ways to Manage Employees at Multiple Job Sites

From an employee’s perspective, there is plenty to like about working at rotating job sites. The tasks are constantly changing and no two days are the same. Work day start and end times vary, and projects also come and go. While this provides a lot of excitement and diversity for the worker, what’s it like from a manager’s perspective?…

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How to Stop Failing to Complete Your To-Do List

You know that you’re capable of doing it, and yet, somehow you never get everything done that you planned. The checklist of tasks you created –– be it written on a scrap of paper, using a template within a project management software program or simply concocted in your head –– that seemed so promising in the morning is often in tatters by lunchtime, destroyed by all of the unexpected distractions that popped up.…

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5 Ways to Beat the Post-Vacation Blues

The “post-vacation blues” may not be an official medical diagnosis, but it’s definitely a real condition that afflicts millions of workers on any given day. Whether you were completely off the grid for the last month or were on a “working vacation” – when you continue to get the job done while traveling – the first day back to a full-time job can feel deflating and stressful. If you're greeted with a mountain of unanswered calls, emails and a lengthy to-do list on your first day back, it only makes the contrast between the relaxation of vacation and the stress of your job seem even greater.…

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Integrating Xero With Your Timesheet Mobile Account

To connect Timesheet Mobile to your Xero account, click "Integration" in the left hand menu column and connect to your Xero account. Once connected, you can import your Employees, Jobs and Pay Items.…

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Should Businesses Offer Mandatory Vacation?

The concept of mandatory vacation has become a popular debate in countries renowned for workaholism. Should your business offer this to manage your workforce?…

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5 Unique Ways Google and Facebook Manage Their Employees

Not only are employees of Facebook and Google some of the happiest in the workforce, they are also some of the most productive. That's because the onboarding process is set up for success. One of the major factors that makes these companies, along with others like Apple and Netflix, so enviable is that they know how to hire. They seek out the most brilliant candidates and pose some of the most intriguing (and sometimes very tricky) questions during the interview. Ace that phase, get hired and then they'll figure out a job for you – based on a web-based assessment tool. In essence, they hire people, not positions. …

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5 Reasons Why Projects Fail

A team of coworkers prepare to tackle a client project from start and finish. They’ve got the whole plan lined up on the project management software that they are using – whether it’s a housing construction project or a large-scale catering event. But despite all of the preparation and planning, things often go awry – the client may be unhappy, the costs run way over budget, or the deadline continues to slip. Despite scrutinizing a number of factors, for many businesses, it's unclear why projects fail. …

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